(From left) Jackie, Howie, Johnny & Charlie
The Eldorays (East Harlem, New York)
Johnny (Second Tenor)
Charlie Cintron (Baritone)
1961 - Everything's Gonna Be Alright / Nights Of Ecstasy (Bud 114)
The Eldorays were from East Harlem on 123rd street. Their manager was Ernest Fogle from the East River Houses (Projects) on 102nd St and 1st Ave. Charlie Cintron also lived there and that's how he met Ernest Fogle. At the time Ernest was also managing The Emanons. Charlie then moved to the Wagner Houses (Projects) on 124th St and 2nd Ave. That's where he met Howie who lived on 123rd St between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Howie brought in Jackie who was a gospel singer in church. Charlie brought in Johnnie and The Eldorays were born.
They recorded "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" b/w "Nights of Ecstasy" released on the tiny label Bud. For their recording, Ernest used his friends band "The Cliff Riders". Jackie did lead on "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" and Howie did lead on "Nights of Ecstasy" . "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" got 4 stars and "Nights Of Ecstasy" got 3 stars under "Strong Sales Potential" on Billboard Magazine. Charlie joined the U.S. Air Force in 1961 after this & the group broke up. The Air Force sent him to Massachusetts and he stayed there for 45 years. In 2010, he moved to Florida where he sang with The Casinos (Then you can tell me goodbye) for 5 years.
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
Nights Of Ecstasy Everything's Gonna Be Alright